TalentSoft Announces That it has Raised 3 Million Euros in Capital to Strengthen its European Position

By Talentsoft, PRNE
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PARIS, January 13, 2011 - TalentSoft (www.talentsoft.com/), the leader in SaaS-based
Integrated Talent Management, announced that it has raised 3 million Euros in
capital from Seventure Partners (a subsidiary of Natixis Private Equity) and
the Alto Invest Company. This raised capital, achieved with the help of
Chausson Finance, marks the company's strong growth. The financing will help
TalentSoft deploy its expertise abroad.

A third round of financing - an indicator of growth

In a Talent Management market that shows average growth of 20% per year,
TalentSoft reinforces its position as a market leader by tripling its
activity from 2009 - 2010. In addition to a huge increase in orders from 1.5
to 4.5 million Euros
, TalentSoft acquired 25 new clients in 2010. Motivated
by the common goals of consolidating and developing human capital, big groups
such as Bollore, Elior, Total and CreditMutuel have chosen TalentSoft. This
display of confidence, as well as several HRD testimonials provided during
the year, have largely contributed to Seventure's decision to invest - the
company is contributing capital for the 3rd time since 2008 - and helped to
attract Alto as a new investor.

"We are thrilled to continue supporting TalentSoft, which has already
proven its ability to become the European leader in SaaS-based Talent
Management", stated Marion Aubry, Partner at Seventure Partners. "Through our
investment, we now wish to contribute to TalentSoft's long-term growth and
help develop its international presence", added Alto Invest's Olivier

A goal: to become the key player in European talent management

TalentSoft is internationally recognised by the most respected analysts
in the IT sector. Its innovative solution is deployed for 300 000 employees
in over 30 countries. This represents over a million people reviews performed
each year using TalentSoft. Mentioned four times by GARTNER in 2010 as a "key
player in performance and talent management", TalentSoft also ranked in the
"winners" category of the Internet software and services market according to
a study carried out by PAC (Pierre Audoin Consultants) in 2010 for the
European Commission.

Today, TalentSoft wants to further invest in the European market by
building on its existing network of subsidiaries in United Kingdom, Spain and
Germany, while continuing to support its current international clients. By
strengthening its presence abroad, TalentSoft also hopes to reinforce its
worldwide network of Certified partners, who provide implementation,
assistance and training support for the TalentSoft solution.

"Today, our partners programme represents a solid base for our
development strategy and our success on the Talent Management market.Now
armed with fresh financial resources, a solution that is unique on the
market, and a large pool of satisfied HRDs, TalentSoft is striving to achieve
the position of European leader. We currently foresee doubling our activity
for 2011", concludes Jean-Stephane Arcis, CEO of TalentSoft.


About TalentSoft:

TalentSoft is the leader in SaaS-based Integrated Talent Management
software. TalentSoft's unique positioning combinesperformance management with
job and competency planning to Sustainably Develop the Human Capital of
companies.The integrated TalentSoft software suite ensures a complete cycle
of Talent Management by consolidating performance reviews, People Reviews and
job/competency frameworks. The goal is to increase HR productivity by
managing the follow-up of training, succession, mobility, recruitment and
compensation plans.

TalentSoft establishes a new HR 2.0 standard thanks to its ergonomics and
the flexibility of its processes; this standard provides seamless cooperation
between HR, managers and employees. By taking advantage of our best practices
in SaaS mode, companies of all sizes and in all sectors have implemented
TalentSoft over an average of three-months.Thesecompaniesinclude: Aeroports
de Paris, Banques Populaires, Bollore, Clarins, Credit Mutuel, Elior,
Euromaster, Francaise des Jeux, Sage and Total.Hundreds of thousands of
employees in over thirty countries connect to TalentSoft every day.

For more information about TalentSoft: www.talentsoft.com

For more information, discover the book written by Alexandre Pachulski
(www.talentsoft.fr/actualite/news/la_gestion_des_talents), TalentSoft
Director of Products:

"La gestion des talents dans l'entreprise - Manuela l'usage des
responsables RH et managers".

About Seventure Partners:

Since 1997, Seventure Partners has been an active partner of high-growth
companies. It has been investing in developing French and European companies
in innovative sectors, and particularly the Information Technology &
Communication and Life Sciences sectors. Seventure Partners manages
approximately 500 million Euros, making it one of Europe's key venture
capital players.

Seventure Partners is a subsidiary of Natixis Private Equity, a leading
European Venture Capital Group.

For more information about Seventure

About Alto Invest:

ALTO INVEST is a portfolio management company certified by the French
Financial Markets Authority (AMF). ALTO INVEST specialises in investing in
small- and medium-sized enterprises. It offers a range of AMF-certified
mutual funds that target institutional and private investors. ALTO INVEST
manages over 300 million Euros invested in innovation mutual funds, venture
capital funds and local investment funds covering nearly 90 companies with a
cumulative 3 billion Euros in turnover and 17,000 employees. In 2009, ALTO
INVEST's two highest performing funds had outstanding returns (FCPI Alto
Innovation: +51.9% and FCPR Microcaps Alto: +49.4%).

For more information about Alto Invest: www.altoinvest.fr

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